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October 2010

Deerns Consulting Engineers

BSE, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

St. Francis Square Development Corporation

Mun Summ Wong & Richard Hassell, WOHA Architects
CTBUH Headquarters, IIT, Chicago, October 23, 2009

International Applications of Elevators for Fire Service Access and Occupant Egress in Fires
Richard W. Bukowski

Stacked Courtyards (Abu Dhabi)
Minh Ngoc Phan,
University of Nottingham
ASEAN Conference on Energy
Putrajaya, Malaysia, 4 October, 2010
Jim Forbes from Hyder Consulting Pty. Ltd, Australia and long standing CTBUH Leader and contributor to the Council will be speaking on Sustainable Cities at the ASEAN Conference on Energy 2010...more
SEAOI Dinner Presentation - Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou
200 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 5 October, 2010
In March 2010, the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China topped out structurally at 309m in height with 69 stories. Brian McElhatten, SOM the project engineer for the structure, will provide an overview of the project...more
Deep Foundations Institute,
Annual Conference
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, CA, 13-15 October 2010
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood to deliver dinner presentation at the Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 14 during the DFI Conference...more
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Dinner Ceremony & Symposium
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 21 October, 2010
The dinner will celebrate the seven Tall Building awards issued annually - five for excellence in design and construction and two lifetime achievement awards. There will also be a half-day symposium before the dinner...more
International Skyrise Greenery Conference 2010
Singapore, 1-3 November, 2010
Conference topics will include aspects of skyrise greenery such as specifications and installation of rooftop greenery and vertical greenery systems...more
ACTBUH - 4th Breakfast Seminar
Brisbane, Australia, 11 November, 2010
The Vertical Architecture STudio is run by eminent academic and author Chris Abel. Chris has convened the studio at a number of higher education institutions around the world...more
The 5th International Symposium on Wind Effects on Buildings and Urban Environment
Tokyo, Japan, 7-8 March, 2011
CTBUH have agreed to be a co-operating organization, and CTBUH Chairman Prof. Sang Dae Kim will deliver a keynote presentation at this event...more
For a full list of upcoming and recent events, click here

Beijing's Tallest Skyscraper
CTBUH Member Brian Lee interviewed
China Radio International,
September 17, 2010

Tall Building Motivations
CTBUH Exec. Director Antony Wood interviewed
China Radio International,
September 17, 2010

Tall building boom on the cards
CTBUH Member Kamran Moazami quoted on some of the difficulties faced in the construction of tall buildings
Construction News, August 19, 2010
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
CTBUH Awards Dinner Fully Booked, places still available at Symposium 2010 Best Tall Buildings: CTBUH Award-Winning Projects - Book on Sale
The 9th annual awards ceremony and dinner is now fully booked out. There are still spaces available at the free afternoon Symposium prior to the dinner, where you can hear the six award winning teams present on the Best Tall Building projects, but you are encouraged to register soon...more
The 2010 Best Tall Building Awards book is now on sale! It features detailed profiles of the 68 winning, finalist and nominee buildings, through images, drawings and in-depth description. Order now and be the one of the first to receive a copy of the 2010 edition of this seminal book...more
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The China World Trade Tower III in Beijing celebrates its Opening
The China World Trade Tower III celebrated its grand opening, closing the third and most recent phase of the China World Trade Center development. The 81-story mixed-use tower is now Beijing's tallest tower, hosting a hotel, offices, restaurants, meeting and commercial space...more
The push to renew Toronto's aging high rises
Toronto is a city of high rises. Many of these building were built in the inner suburbs in the 1960s. In 1968 alone, 30,000 high-rise units were built in the city. They were considered a marvel of planning and forward-thinking at the time. As they have aged, they have lost their lustre...more
Tallest building in Africa to be constructed in Ethiopia
A 58 floor high, five-star hotel in Addis Ababa will become the tallest building in Ethiopia as well as possibly the tallest in the whole African continent. Presently, the tallest building in Africa is the 54 floors high Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa...more
New York's Beekman Tower nearing completion
Construction is nearing completion on Frank Gehry's Beekman Tower in New York. The 76 story residential tower located just south of City Hall Plaza and the Brooklyn Bridge, consists of a public elementary school, luxury apartments, a space for a New York downtown hospital...more
New plan for Marringa's former airport district
New plan for Marringa's former airport district integrates public and private and enforces a 'garden city' image. This urban design project is characterized by the curved planted streets that follow the landscape, wrapping the two parks and the two avenues...more
The Challenge of Making Hamburg's HafenCity Feel Neighborly
Luxury apartments, star architects and a waterfront promenade; a five-star hotel, a university, plenty of residential and office space and excellent public transportation. Hamburg's HafenCity is one of the largest city center development projects, and it is an incredible undertaking...more
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CTBUH Leader's Message:
Sang Dae Kim

It will soon be one full year of my Chairmanship of the CTBUH as of this October 22nd, and a good time to look back to my action plan, which I suggested at the time of appointment, and review our progress to date. Some goals of my CTBUH Chairmanship Two-year Plan were as follows...more
PhD for CTBUH Executive Director
The Council would like to congratulate its Executive Director Antony Wood on obtaining his doctorate from the University of Nottingham. 9 years in the making, the research focused primarily on the benefits and challenges of skybridge linkages between tall buildings...more
Korea Chapter 2010 Conference: Report
The Korean CTBUH Conference 2010 was held at Seoul Olympic Parktel Olympia Hall and hosted by CTBUH Korea on August 27, 2010. The conference was deemed a success with 350 experts and professionals participating from a variety of disciplines...more
Tall Building in Numbers: Tallest World Records
The latest "Tall Building in Numbers" research looks at those buildings and structures currently holding "world's tallest" titles, including some lesser-known titles such as the world's tallest timber building, highest swimming pool, etc. Click here for other "In Numbers" research.
Legal Working Group - Interim Report: India
The CTBUH Legal Working Group has pre-published the India chapter of their anticipated international report on the legislative, political and organizational frameworks in which tall buildings are being developed and built. Download a PDF of the report here.
Join CTBUH staff for the Willis Tower Stair Climbing Contest!
Those who have always dreamt of participating in the world's longest stair running contest inside one building can fulfill their ambitions when Chicago's Willis Towers hosts the second edition of SkyRise Chicago on Sunday November 14...more
Swietokrzyska Tower by OneByNine studio...more
Vertical Architecture STudio - 2010 Design Responses...more
London: Songbird sees profit in Walkie-Talkie skyscraper deal...more
Federal Way City Council to developer: Where's your business plan?...more
NStudio Tower in Amsterdam by UNStudio...more
FXFOWLE try new tactics to stand out from the crowd in Times Square...more
London: British Land Pitch Cheesegrater Around...more
The Recycling Skyscraper...more
Manhattan Skyscrapers...more
Work begins on Cosmo highrise in Vancouver...more
Chinese investors to build high-rise buildings in Kyrgyzstan...more
New York's UN Headquarters Gets $1.8 Billion Facelift...more
Toronto City Hall: How Finnish architecture rebranded a city...more
Experts Reconsider Elevator as Fire Escape in High-Rises...more
Hong Kong PSi Tower by Michael Young...more
The new plan for Chicago's old lakefront steel works...more
New York: In Skyscraper at Ground Zero, Sentiment Trumped Numbers...more
Wind to play powerful role in Shanghai skyscraper...more
New images of Brighton i360...more
Armenian charity invests to help orphans, poor in Istanbul...more
The Squashed Gherkin Of Paris...more
Brooklyn's Next Tallest Tower Back on Track...more
St Petersburg: Authorities to review Gazprom tower plans...more
Solar-Powered Crystalline Towers Unveiled for Abu Dhabi...more
Charlotte: Uptown high-rise prepares for residents...more
Zombie Buildings Shadow Spain's Economic Future...more
NIST data: Enabling the technical-basis for evacuation planning of high-rise buildings...more
Destination: Denver...more
Building with portrait of leader to become Melbourne's newest landmark...more
WAI Architecture: Wall Stalker...more
The WyeEcoHab, Chicago...more
Seattle's Columbia Center owner modifies loan...more
Tall buildings lead to market falls?...more
Inspired by the natural elements of the UAE...more
In Progress: The Shard, London / Renzo Piano...more
Minneapolis grows up...more
JDS's Logistic City is a Wind Powered Vertical Forest for Shenzhen...more
Chicago Architectural Center...more
Green light for a 'green' high rise in Tel Aviv...more
New Turkish Delight...more
Hudec: The Architect Who Made Shanghai...more
Dubai's Wave Tower is a Spiraling "Seascraper"...more
Chicago Building Plans Sky-High Ice Skating...more
London 2030: Modelling the future...more
Vallecas Public Housing, Madrid / Estudio.Entresitio...more
London: Strong Sales Drive The Heron Upwards...more
Developer faces deadline to buy land for skyscrapers in Federal Way, Tacoma ...more
Canary Wharf: Colour My Thames...more
World Trade Center Complex Is Rising Rapidly...more
The Richest Reds in China...more
Hinduja Hospital S2, Mumbai / Nuru Karim...more
New Shenzhen speed set...more
Vietnam tunes in to skyscraper trend...more
Milwaukee's Moderne high-rise to step up marketing with HUD approval...more
Mumbai's Urban Ark - High Rise Endangered Animal Habitat...more
Retro-Futurism: 13 Failed Urban Design Ideas...more
On the Horizon, a New Manhattan Skyline...more
Phnom Penh skyscrapers arise...more
Bangalore growing up...more
"Spiderman" climbs Sydney building into police net...more
High-rise education coming to Gold Coast...more
New York: A Frontier With a View on the Far West Side...more
NLA student winner takes on Chelsea Barracks...more
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